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Posts tagged inspiration

Oct 30
“Breathing in, I calm my body.
Breathing out, I smile.
Dwelling in the present moment
I know this is a wonderful moment.”
I read this today in Being Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh.  I’ve thought about it frequently since.

May 23
“I never feel that I am inspired unless my body is also. They are fatally mistaken who think, while they strive with their minds, that they may suffer their bodies to stagnate in luxury of sloth. The body is the first proselyte the Soul makes…”
Henry David Thoreau

I never feel that I am inspired unless my body is also. They are fatally mistaken who think, while they strive with their minds, that they may suffer their bodies to stagnate in luxury of sloth. The body is the first proselyte the Soul makes…

Henry David Thoreau


May 13

I nominate this for best video ever.  I will think about this next time I’m doing something way outside my comfort zone.


Sep 27

Dare.


Sep 22
darkmindbrightfuture:

Belated additions to the Book of Lists - Mia Nolting

Inspiration is just as important as breathing.  Coincidentally they mean the same thing.

darkmindbrightfuture:

Belated additions to the Book of Lists - Mia Nolting

Inspiration is just as important as breathing.  Coincidentally they mean the same thing.

(via metaconscious)


Sep 15

Watch this.  when the the greatest silent film star opens his mouth on film, its time to listen.


Mar 22

A Letter from Tsunami Torn Sendai

I just got this forwarded email message.  Everyone needs to read it.

——- Forwarded Message ——

From my cousin in Sendai, Japan where she has lived for the past decade teaching English. Very moving!!   -Penny

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Hello My Lovely Family and Friends,

First I want to thank you so very much for your concern for me. I am very touched. I also wish to apologize for a generic message to you all. But it seems the best way at the moment to get my message to you.

Things here in Sendai have been rather surreal. But I am very blessed to have wonderful friends who are helping me a lot. Since my shack is even more worthy of that name, I am now staying at a friend’s home. We share supplies like water, food and a kerosene heater. We sleep lined up in one room, eat by candlelight, share stories. It is warm, friendly, and beautiful.

During the day we help each other clean up the mess in our homes. People sit in their cars, looking at news on their navigation screens, or line up to get drinking water when a source is open. If someone has water running in their home, they put out a sign so people can come to fill up their jugs and buckets.

Utterly amazingly where I am there has been no looting, no pushing in lines. People leave their front door open, as it is safer when an earthquake strikes. People keep saying, “Oh, this is how it used to be in the old days when everyone helped one another.”

Quakes keep coming. Last night they struck about every 15 minutes. Sirens are constant and helicopters pass overhead often.

We got water for a few hours in our homes last night, and now it is for half a day. Electricity came on this afternoon. Gas has not yet come on. But all of this is by area. Some people have these things, others do not. No one has washed for several days. We feel grubby, but there are so much more important concerns than that for us now. I love this peeling away of non-essentials. Living fully on the level of instinct, of intuition, of caring, of what is needed for survival, not just of me, but of the entire group.

There are strange parallel universes happening. Houses a mess in some places, yet then a house with futons or laundry out drying in the sun.  People lining up for water and food, and yet a few people out walking their dogs. All happening at the same time.

Other unexpected touches of beauty are, first, the silence at night. No cars. No one out on the streets. And the heavens at night are scattered with stars. I usually can see about two, but now the whole sky is filled.  The mountains around Sendai are solid and with the crisp air we can see them silhouetted against the sky magnificently.

And the Japanese themselves are so wonderful. I come back to my shack to check on it each day, now to send this e-mail since the electricity is on, and I find food and water left in my entranceway. I have no idea from whom, but it is there. Old men in green hats go from door to door checking to see if everyone is OK. People talk to complete strangers asking if they need help. I see no signs of fear. Resignation, yes, but fear or panic, no.

They tell us we can expect aftershocks, and even other major quakes, for another month or more. And we are getting constant tremors, rolls, shaking, rumbling. I am blessed in that I live in a part of Sendai that is a bit elevated, a bit more solid than other parts. So, so far this area is better off than others. Last night my friend’s husband came in from the country, bringing food and water. Blessed again.

Somehow at this time I realize from direct experience that there is indeed an enormous Cosmic evolutionary step that is occurring all over the world right at this moment. And somehow as I experience the events happening now in Japan, I can feel my heart opening very wide. My brother asked me if I felt small because of all that is happening. I don’t. Rather, I feel as part of something happening that is much larger than myself. This wave of birthing (worldwide) is hard, and yet magnificent.

Thank you again for your care and Love of me,

With Love in return, to you all.

Mar 16
To anyone starting anything: Make it through the DIP!

To anyone starting anything: Make it through the DIP!


Apr 2
“Everything you’re trying to reach - by taking the long way round - you could have right now, this moment. If you’d only stop thwarting your own attempts. If you’d only let go of the past, entrust the future to Providence, and guide the present toward reverence and justice.” Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Mar 14

You will feel like you can fly or your money back.